KIPRC Recognized as Champions in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
November 19, 2021
Each year, Kentucky's Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Division of Behavioral Health, recognizes Champions in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. This year, Danita Coulter and the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) at the UK College of Public Health were honored.
Coulter currently serves as the Educational Services Assistant Senior for KIPRC on the FindHelpNowKY.org project, was recognized “for working toward a more equitable substance use treatment system through work with FindHelpNowKY.org and the KIPRC team. Your consistency, professionalism, creativity, and open-mindedness were the glue to a collaboration that will have long-standing and long-reaching effects.”
The KIPRC team was applauded as a whole “for taking stakeholder input to thoughtfully adapt the FindHelpNowKY website to better meet the needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. By committing funding and working with community partners, you have helped to increase opportunities for individuals to seek and find accessible [substance use disorder] treatment in Kentucky.”
FindHelpNowKY.org has added search filters for the deaf and hard of hearing people in its treatment locator and produced resources for the deaf and hard hearing.
The Champions recognition happens as part of the Advisory Committee on the Need for Services for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The committee was established by KRS 210.031 in the 1990s to identify and address unmet needs.
UK College of Public Health To Sponsor the 2021 KHDA Fall Conference
November 15, 2021
The University of Kentucky's College of Public Health is proud to be a sponsor at the upcoming Kentucky Health Departments Association (KHDA) 2021 Fall Retreat, Nov. 17-19, at Barren River State Park, which invites the public health community, including local health department directors and departments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to network and discuss ideas that can impact the health of all Kentuckians.
The Kentucky Health Departments Association (KHDA) was formed in 1984 through the merger of the Kentucky District Health Departments Association and the Kentucky County Health Departments Association. Their mission is to protect and ensure the health of our citizens through quality individual and population-based services through community health assessment, public health policy development, and assurance of quality service.
“We are grateful of our partnership with the KHDA and to sponsor this important public health event right here in Kentucky,” says Dr. Donna Arnett, Dean of the UK College of Public Health. “We share KHDA's mission in researching and promoting positive population health change for everyone, including all Kentuckians."
The UK College of Public Health is excited to have several alumni presenting at this event including Jan Chamness, Public Health Director at Montgomery County Health Department and Georgia Heise, District Director at Three Rivers District Health Department.
In 2004, the University of Kentucky established the College of Public Health to develop transformative solutions to health challenges through teaching, research and service efforts. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, we take seriously our public health responsibility to all communities and individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Our state specifically faces challenges in the areas of opioid addiction, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, among others. With that in mind, we are dedicated to transforming and assisting in the creation of a healthier community, state, and world - for everyone.
Global Health Case Competition
Nov 6, 2021 to Nov 6, 2021
The Fall 2021 Virtual Global Health Case Competition is an innovative student competition that rallies graduate and undergraduate students from across UK to form interdisciplinary teams that develop strategies to address a critical global health challenge.
These strategies are presented to a panel of judges and the top team will be awarded $1500.00, in addition to receiving an invitation to represent UK at Emory University's 2022 International Case Competition.